Sep 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
people in maryland are doing to prepare for us. >> rough surf and waves and ocean city are only a preview of what's to come, earl plowing through the caribbean and roaring ahead up the eastern seaboard expected to come close to maryland. >> we're monitoring the situation very closely. we have a heightened awareness, should it be necessary, we'll take protective mitigation efforts. >> this hurricane is very likely on the current track going to affect the beaches of ocean city and probably cause a lot of erosion and fair amount of damage. >> the governor says he's been in close contact with ocean city's mayor and decision should come by tomorrow on whether the town which will swell for quarter million people will be evacuated. >> we have to be on guard these storms can do a lot of damage. >> in 2003 the powerful his bell left $1 billion in damage in its wake. >> it was terrible. >> darrell lived through it. one of the hardest hit areas for more than 200 homes were destroyed. he is also watching for any potential flooding from earl. >> what's going to happen is going to happen, hopefully we'
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
th. it's 6:00. jessica kartalija in for don. sharon will check in with us in just a second. let's go to marty. >> clear skies this morning. sunshine through the day. 87 on its way to a high of 90f we get to 90 we'll break a record that goes back to 1988. it's very pleasant. >> hi, sharon. >>> a few issues to talk b luckily congestion isn't one. we have a vehicle on 97 northbound at portersfield road. we have accident in the clearing stage at north carrollton. we still have a two alarm fire that's blocking hillandale road. take oak ore garrett as your alternate. a second fire, a house fire in columbia. harmel drive is closed between shadow lane and watch chain. hickory is your best bet. there's a live look at the west side of the beltway looking good at liberty road. problem-free in and out of the ft. mchenry tunnel. you can always log on to wjz.com. back to you. >>> here's what people will be talking about today. massive flames take over several horse farms filled with thoroughbred horses. this happened at the charlestown race track in virginia. dozens of horses couldn't be saved. >>